James Harden and his future with the Sixers seem to be put on hold, as the former MVP has other clubs’ eyes on him. The Sixers couldn’t manage to make it past the second round this postseason. With Harden on their roster, James wasn’t consistent enough throughout the playoffs. The offseason has kicked off, and so have the trade rumors.
Philly’s future with Harden and Tobias Harris is looking pretty uncertain. Since he departed from Houston, Harden hasn’t been the same consistent scorer that he was. Willingly giving up his scoring role for the big man of Philly, the Sixers missed James’ true potential. Regardless, Harden still has his elite scoring abilities.
Still, the former MVP hasn’t managed to make a Finals appearance ever since his OKC days. The Beard is now 33 years old and is about time that he has a championship under his name. On the other hand, the question about his championship destination arises. Luckily for him, James has front offices keep a watch on him.
James Harden might take an interest in trade talks himself
With teams around the league making trade offers, there are quite a few teams who are interested in James. The Rockets were rumored to be James’ destination for the following season. Whereas according to recent reports, the Clippers are silently making moves to potentially pursue a trade for Harden. The Clippers had a rough postseason, with most of their stars out, the team faced an early playoff exit.
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Kawhi Leonard and Paul George‘s duo hasn’t been in full effect ever since the two have been on the same team. Joined by Russell Westbrook during the trade deadline, the Clippers still faced quite some challenges. A James Harden trade would demand reliable assets from the Clippers, like Nicolas Batum, Robert Covington, or Ivan Zubac.
Though this would again be a move that could be questionable. Things haven’t been the best for the Clippers. Adding superstars as well as reliable scorers, the team still hasn’t seen much success apart from their Conference Finals appearance back in 2021. Introducing Harden to the roster would only be a successful trade if the team can truly contend for a title.
With Russell Westbrook, Paul George, Kawhi Leonard, and James Harden on the roster, the Clippers will establish themselves as a serious threat in the West. On the other hand, the team can only make a statement when the players would come out to be consistent. It will be interesting to see what the Clippers have in mind for Harden.